A simpler UFO this time

 

smaller egg

It’s time for another blog hop showing our completed UFO’s.  Artists and crafters are all too familiar with wonderful plans petering out and stalling along the way. We end up with all too many UnFinished Objects. I started this months-long challenge with the idea of tackling the projects that had languished for years. I was surprised to have that morph into not allowing newer projects to add to the problem.  This little egg is only a few months old.  I’m happy it didn’t get permanently passed over for newer, shinier ideas.

Beaded Easter eggs like this have been made in Russia for 100 years or more.  This is a fairly traditional pattern, but I wanted to make a small change to the usual instructions. Most eggs are finished at the top and bottom with straight rows of beads.

egg again

I don’t like abrupt change at the end. I knew I wanted to continue the little 4 bead motif over the entire egg, but had no clue how to do this.  At that point, something else came up and it was all too easy to set this aside.  Fortunately it sat by my bead table accusing me.  What?  You’re not willing to think a little bit?  Don’t you feel like playing?  Eventually I listened and played with the beads until I came up with a couple of solutions. They’re not perfect, but they work, and I like the finished product.

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You’ll see more interesting work by the other bloggers.  Hop aboard!

Karen Williams, Baublicious

Francie Broadie,  FAB

Christine Van Dyke Altmiller, One Kiss Creations

Therese, Therese’s Treasures

Kim Dworak, CianciBlue

Liz En, Bead Contagion

Amy Severino, Amy Beads

Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers

Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope

Christi Carter, Sweetpea Path

Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry

Margo Lynn Hablutzel, My World and It’s Full of Books

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3 thoughts on “A simpler UFO this time”

  1. Oh, I love your beaded egg. I have to admit that I’m not a seed beader generally. However, when I started in my jewelry-making, seed beads and seed bead magazine were about all I could find to learn on. Magazines like Beadwork and Bead & Button were my staple. In one of those, I found a pattern for beaded eggs like these. I went a little crazy making them for everyone in the family. I think I even finally got rid of a few UFO ones that had been lingering. Yours is really lovely! I adore the colors (blues are my favorite). Congrats on getting it done. I’m sure it will be a beauty to display next Easter, or even all year long!

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  2. Sweet egg! I love both ways you finished it off. Each has its own charm, and they are both in keeping with the pattern on the egg. Getting momentum for newer projects can be hard, but your effort proves it’s well worth it to just buckle down and do it.

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